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Wednesday Hot Read – Michelle Malkin’s “Cash for Education Clunkers”

by @ 8:01 on January 26, 2011. Filed under Education, Politics - National.

There is a basic reason why The Boss (Emeritus) makes significant coin for punditry – she can pull together the narrative into 600 or so words, and then really drop the hammer (sans sickle) on a few hours’ notice. The extended version of today’s column on her blog is well worth the visit. I’ll whet your appetite with what I would have started and ended with:

Our government already spends more per capita on education than any other of the 34 wealthiest countries in the world except for Switzerland, according to recent analysis of data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Overall inflation-adjusted K-12 spending has tripled over the past 40 years, the Michigan-based Mackinac Center for Public Policy points out. Yet American test scores and graduation rates are stagnant. One in 10 high schools is a dropout factory. And our students’ performance in one of the most prestigious global math competitions has been so abysmal that the U.S. simply withdrew altogether.

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